"“Have you heard of this ‘emergent church?’” “Do you have any idea what it is all about?” “What is a ‘missional?’” “What about this McLaren fellow, have you read his books?” These kinds of questions have been asked of me (and perhaps of you) with increasing frequency in the last few years. "
Thus begins the opening section of a new study on Emergent. I promised something new was coming - and this is it!
Today I delivered a paper on the emergent church for SGPF. The day was well-attended with some excellent discussion to follow. I hope to make the entire paper available as a PDF in the next week or so, but I am also intending to publish the whole thing, section by section, over at EXAMINING EMERGENT. There is a reason for this. Those of us in attendance were able to discuss things at length, but I would like to invite others into the conversation. I will post a section of the paper, then wait for any comments to die out. Once that happens, I will post another section. If you want to be kept up to date on when new sections are posted, I suppose you can set up an RSS feed.
So, tell your friends and neighbours - especially if they are at all involved in anything emergent. I think this is an excellent conversation to have and trust the Lord will use these things to bring Himself much glory!